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will wreck the climate and we will wreck the oceans. >>reporter: and big brand bikes mean business in india, as demand for luxury two wheelers revs up >>i walked into the mall and they had this showroom, i saw the bikes and i knew i had to get one. >>reporter: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. three decades of urbanization and economic reforms have lifted hundreds of millions of chinese out of poverty. the big concern now is how to keep feeding them. changing diet, increasing demand and tightening supply threaten the country's food security. it's a delicate balancing act and one that has implications for commodity markets worldwide. >>reporter: dragon spring village, in the hills above chongqing - where li xingming's family has worked the fields since the 19th century. >>before, our village never planted vegetables, only rice. now, we grow vegetables and we grow less rice, we just grow what we need. >>reporter: this growing and changing demand is coming from china's ever expanding cities -
. >> finally this week, the war against girls in china, india and numerous countries. there are now many more men than women. the result of systemic campaigns against baby girls. the document and gender imbalance in a controversial new book called unnatural selection. choosing boys over girls and the consequences of a world full of men. jonathan last, a senior writer at the weekly standard reviewed the book for the wall street journal and generated crows of his own and joins me now, jonathan, welcome, glad to have you here. >> good to be here, paul. >> paul: so you write that the normal ratio of baby boys to baby girls is 105-100 in normal biology, but in places like india ratio 112 and in china over 120 and even more in some villages. why is this happ >> well, it's all about sex selective abortion. in nature, the sex balance occurs between where between 104 and 106, boys per girl. and because typically boys do dangerous things as they grow up and don't live as long and mother nature adapted over time and need a few more boys than girls at birth. when you see big imbalances anything over 106
to do. >> well, i started fund-raising in the age of 4 for an earthquake in india and, simply, i was reading through a newspaper and i saw how a priest from my own religious community had died under the rubble in india. and i decided that i had to do something. that it wasn't really fair. and i was eating a clementine at the time, and i was 4 years old, so the simplest thing to do was well sell clementines. and that's exactly what i did. >> and so he grabbed a little box from the fridge and away he went. he made up a little sign and all that sort of stuff. and we knew from that point that a typical 4-year-old doesn't do that. >> reporter: at the end of the day, he had raised $350. this set off a passion in bilaal that has taken him all over the world to help those less fortunate. >> i've traveled to places like malawi, indonesia, sri lanka, the tsunami-affected regions, ecuador in south america. and some of the things i saw there i definitely won't forget. they had so little, yet they still had smile on their faces, while here we complain if our coffee is cold. and really that's
next reader is rashne. lived studies and work indeed india, pakistan, lebanon, the united states and mexico. she is the editor of living in america. poetry and fiction by south asian american writers. encounter people of asian decent in the americas her novel, braided tongue was published in 2003. i introduce rashne. >> i'm reading from a selection from a longer narrative. memory is no longer confused. it has a home land. from a farm by the late ali. sometimes the circle breaks and the woman meets the child. face-to-face. each one seeing for the first time her strength in the other. a poem by jenny. [inaudible]. after more than a year of e mails and phone conversations, amy,ling and i met at the university of wisconsin in madison. it was sometime during the mid 1980. calcutta was very hot, said amy. i wondered how our conversation about asian american literature veered to calcutta? calcutta was very hot but i got my first doll there. we spent some time in calcutta when we fled to the united states. the doll didn't look like me blond hair and blue ice bought from calcutta. she co
of north india. the movement of a cottic dance. [music] [music] [applause]. [music] [music] only 5 years the festival has established itself as the premiere over view of san francisco's lively literary scene. the week long event draws 10,000 people to the city's book stores, night clubs and of course it's libraries. here in the coret auditorium. 2 days of reading. show casing 50 writers from all walks of life. the event was like speed dating to find the next companion for your night stand. >> i'm paying this woman more than a hundred bucks an hour and she's laughing at me. this should tick me off but it seems to put me at ease. let me make sure i'm following this one. you lost a guy you were tracking in your rear view mirror. you are convinced you did the guy in. well, yeah, i guess. it sounds stupid when she throws it back and i get what she's doing. trying to make me recognize the obsurdity of what i'm telling her. you don't you killd that guy? >> i could have. >> right and his body bounced 3 blocks where it landed on a hypodermic needle. >> when i was your age, only the rich girls
is driven mainly by demand from the emerging economies. brazil, russia, india, and china. exports to eurozone countries were also strong and up more than 17% compared to the same month last year. >> i a diffent pture on the other side of the atlantic. the labor market in the united states i i struggling more than expected. the government said job creation is far weaker than expected and the unemployment rate in the united states rose unexpectedly last month to 9.2%. >> the american economy appears to be faltering. the federal reserve recently lowered its growth forecast. few companies are hiring. fewer consumers are buying. economic experts fear the u.s. could slide into recession again. the emplment rateremains stubbornly high. the jobless rate has topped 9% for almost two months in the last two years. that has not happened since the 1930's. there is no sign of improvement. president barack obama said u.s. businesses were facing the challenges. >> from natural disasters to spikes in gas prices, state cuts have cost thousands their jobs. the problems in greece and europe along wi
indigenous people that are being eve this r-rated all over the world. india has been axles which are being hunted down, you have native indians in brazil. even in afghanistan they call the areas where they're doing all the bombing the tribal areas. i want you to speak to the fact that indigenous people around the world are being if under attack. er attack. and is there some way we can get this out into the press so they can understand that this should be stopped immediately? >> guest: well, what you're saying was true. >> guest: what you are saying is true. i was just in norway and the performance with a nsga woman in india under attack by the burmese. i think what it is, there's always the land hunger and indigenous people are vulnerable. there are resources that others want. for instance, in i think it is coaster rica, covered the land and animals and oil. so what we think about is the oil in the gulf. we don't realize that is happening in other regions as well. it should be published. it should be in papers. it is very difficult to have that information. one book that i read was by hawk
. that had a big impact, a particular group in india. this hours of silence. as seen this. it is a very environmentally friendly way of exposing the body. the vultures contaminated. the dead person is recycled into a live in being within a few days. with the demise of the vultures the bodies were being recycled. very influential in the -- people in india. the government banned the use, but it had almost no impact. that would feed it to the cal. it took a much deeper engagement to get this out of cattle. what happened is a number of indian ngos now offering alternative subsidies for alternative drugs to indian farmers in an attempt to win the off wall this as a veterinary medicine. slowly the vultures are returning, but it will take many, many decades for that to happen. again, just in the subcontinent been you have a systemic shift in the waning people deal with a particular dangerous chemical even though there are very poor him. obviously in that country what it. a way that is leading to the recovery of a species that is vital to survival. i should say, it wasn't just some the passing
with those nations known as the brick countries, brazil, russia, india and china. last two have over the last five years both ranked among the top 40 most improved countries in terms of easing the regulatory practices on businesses. >> i suspect they will continue to be on deregulatory track. it's not the u.s. gets terrible grades on this. we need to do better. >> in 2010 and for the fifth consecutive year the world bank doing business survey which ranks 183 economies in terms of their regulatory burden found singapore to be the world's friendliest environment. the u.s. is in fifth place, they were third in 2009 and saw america buck ago worldwide trend. >> that trend has seen 85% of the world's economies over the last five years to take step stoems make it easier for local entrepreneurs to operate. 61 countries fared better than the u.s. in the tax burden on business owners. >> where do we fall in the rankings of industrialized states? >> ten years ago, america was plates to grow a business. it's not true anymore today. i think americans are better than most european countries, it is still ea
ast two, india anddchhna, have, ovee the last five yeers, booh ranked among the toppforty most-improved countries in terms of easinn the reeulatory oww businnss classes.baily says: "they embarked on a progrrm of deregglation, but they stilllhave a lot of it leff. so i suspect thattthey will continueeto be on a deregulatory tracc." eiihtt-five percent of thee last ffve years, takk ttpssto make it eesser for local entrepreneurs to operate. last year, sixtt-one counnriee fared better ttan the u-s in terms of the tax bbrddn on businnss owners.de rugy says: "if you had sked would've told youu 'america is the place to sttat a anymore today. and we koww that the heavieer he & regulation, in particular in 3 markett the -- the more it reduces economiccgrowth."" it's lesson lawmakerssseee pnnilling to learn. massive 3 mounnaans offregulattons. the newwhealth care law wwss more than 2-thousand pages long.daaner says::"they don'' healthcare is gonna be be, theyyjusttknow they're gonnn be manddted to rovide ssmeehing. they're gonna be & t
if we don't see it through -- >> china will try to do something very dramatic. india will. others will. perhaps the russians. and we'll be left behind. >> china, augustin says, is moving ahead at lightning speed developing its space program. the man commanding the last shuttle flight worries, too, talk of trips back to the moon and onto mars have always been, well, just talk. >> mars is always 20 years in the future. it's been 20 years in the future for the last 30 years. i'd like to see how committed we are this time. >> i'm not doing too bad. >> no. you're doing good. >> back at the rock yard in houston i wasn't going to let an opportunity to drive gernhardt's vehicle pass me by. >> that's amazing. i'm going to drive just a little bit further because this is as close as i'm ever going to get. >> if america's priorities don't include space, it may be the only opportunity any of us get. coming up, is it time for commercial space? >> we want to see a future where we are exploring the stars, where we're going to other planets, where we're doing the great thing that we read about in scien
committee. he says if we don't see this through -- >> china will try to do something very dramatic. india will. others will. perhaps the russians. and that we will be left behind. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> china, augustine says, is moving ahead at lightning speed developing its space program. the man commanding the last shuttle flight worries, too. talk of trips back to the moon and on to mars have always been, well, just talk. >> mars is always 20 years in the future. it's been 20 years in the future for the last 30 years. i'd like to see how committed we are this time. >> i'm not doing too bad. >> no, you did good. >> back at the rock yard in houston, i wasn't going to let an opportunity to drive mike gernhart's vehicle pass me by. >> it gets a whole panorama. >> that's amazing. i'm going to drive a little bit further because this is as close as i'm ever going to get. if america's priorities don't include space, it may be the only opportunity any of us get. >> coming up -- is it time for commercial space? >> we want to see a future where we are exploring the stars, where we're
in the world because you've got these rising powers, china, india, brazil, but we don't -- >> but we don't -- what they antarctica late, what we don't yet know is what they stand for. what is their big idea. what are these now powers going to bring to the world. so everybody is still lookinto america for the leadership and ashomas sa america is still the tent pole but europeans and everyone, i think, are asking can where is u.s. headed it cannot gone with these levels of deficits and debt. mething has to be done but the one thing president obama has not articulated is some broad vision for the united states to compete in the world. energy is one very obvious area tha tom writes a lot about. i was recently in copenhagen, in copenhagen they are now heeding the entire city this winter, last winter by burning their own gar badge. there are dramatic changes going on. why is green technolog being lead by scandinavia, by asia. and that vision is just lacking. >> let me open that up with everybody. the idea of obama leadership, i mean as did has said is not acted boldly where he might have want
population we know how to do it. we have a foreign aid budget on women. .. >> india, china, brazil and south africa. and they signed on to a thing called the copenhagen accord along with many other countries, including the united states. and under the accord those countries all pledged a certain emissions reduction target to be achieved by 2020. if you total up the pledges for emissions reductions under the accord, they get us about two-thirds of the way to where we need to be to avoid dangerous climate change. so we only need another third, right? you might say, well, they're just pledges. is anyone actually with doing mig? well, in fact, they are rather surprisingly. even the united states is doing things. your target here in this country is a 17% reduction by 2020. you're already at -9% as a result of a lot of initiatives that are not happening necessarily at the federal level, but at the state level as well. in a few months' time, we'll see the opening of the first large emissions trading scheme here in this country in california, adopts their ets. there are a number of government initia
that we used to make care are now being made in china and india and are being imported. you also have technology. if you go into a modern auto factory, there are fewer people walking around than there was 30 years a. go in the long run, those are good things. it makes people more productive and wealthier and that sort of thing. in the near term, that can have the effect that the caller is talking about which is fewer jobs available and less work to go around especially for people who don't have the best educations and want to work with their hands. it is definitely a phenomenon that is going on. host: raleigh, north carolina, republican line. caller: i have a question and comment. do you think that na the relativeivete of president obama when he took office accounts for the fact that he overstated and misrepresented the effect of the stimulus bill? we know that he is learning on the job. i want to know if the stimulus bill in itself was adequate or was obama misrepresenting it? secondly, with the unemployed rate rising, is that not more of an example of the cyclical economic trends th
state in india, and, of course, you are trying to interrupt dop functioning of the information's circulation and so on. i repeat an endless paraphrase of the wonderful line from "and beggar's opera." what is robbing the bank in comparison to opening a new bank? what is terrorism the week except so that things go on day by day to remain in the way they are. that is ideological. we always think about? switch interrupt the normal run of things. -- we always think about cac ts that always interrupt the normal run of things. we should use the term terrorism as strictly a reaction to a much stronger terrorism. again, instead of engaging in this moralistic things like he is a good guy, likes dahlin said about 11, you like small children, you play with tests, you are, in this formal sense, a terrorist, but if you are a terrorist, my god, what are they, who accuse you of terrorism? [laughter] [applause] >> you know, they try to give us a good news, like all of the news you are giving us. the good news that those and, it's -- and power are asking giving us. a guy kissed his wife at her o
on in asia. host: is that china? guest: china. india, japan. that's where we should be looking. host: next caller is bernie from new jersey. good morning. caller: good morning. your two guests are excellent. gives me a good perspective on everything. what scares me is there are no plans and no goals. the no goal part scares me as someone that has grown up with this space program at age 59. i think it is bad planning by this administration. i understand the professor saying we have to set our goals to what we are doing next. if we look at the government like your heart. we have arteries going out and veins coming in. if you are out sourcing, you are getting new technology in all the time. there's a lot that has made our life better through the space program. not just the goal of going to mars or whatever. thank you. very interesting discussion you are having. host: thank you. here is a question on facebook from paul. since the columbia accident, nasa has always had a second shuttle on the pad to perform a second rescue if needed, is it not in place for this launch? guest: it is not in plac
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